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How will the new normal look like for the cruise ship crew?

Jul 20, 2020

As some of the cruise lines are already making plans to set a small number of cruise ships back in operations and implement new safety protocols in order to do so, many crew members are wondering what the “new normal” will look like for them once they join and assume their daily duties and life back on board.

Costa NeoRomantica Sold to Celestyal Cruises

Jul 16, 2020

The Greek cruise line Celestyal Cruises announced today that the company have entered into agreements with Costa Cruises for the acquisition of Costa NeoRomantica. An agreement with Costa Crociere SpA for the acquisition of the Costa neoRomantica cruise ship on favorable terms has been signed through its subsidiary Louis Group.

Holland America Line Sells 4 Ships, 2 to Join Fred. Olsen Fleet

Jul 16, 2020

As part of the announced plan by Carnival Corporation for “capacity optimization”, Holland America Line has officially announced that four of its ships have been sold and will be transferring to two buyers in the following months

Holland America Line sold two out of four R Class mid-size ships, ms Amsterdam and ms Rotterdam, as well as the remaining Statendam class ships the Rotterdam and Veendam.

Diamond Princess Captain Gennaro Arma Receives Italian Order of Merit

Jul 15, 2020

Captain Gennaro Arma of the Diamond Princess cruise ship received the highest honor of the Italian Republic, the Order of Merit, for his commitment and courage by President Sergio Mattarella. Captain Arma, also known as Gladiator Captain among his crew, has been widely praised for the care and concern he gave to the passengers and crew on the coronavirus-stricken cruise ship that was quarantined in the port of Yokohama. 

Costa Cruises Plans to Re-start Voyages on 7 Ships in 5 Phases

Jul 11, 2020

The Italian cruise line Costa Cruises plans to resume sailings on seven of it’s cruise ships by the end of January 2021. According to the presentation, in the first phase of the plan only Italian guests will board the cruise ships, with limited occupancy and strict health and safety protocols. The first ships to resume cruising will sail round trips to Italian ports and with a possible stop in Valleta, Malta, according to the plan.

International Maritime Summit on Crew Changes - Never has the spirit of cooperation been more important than it is now

Jul 10, 2020

During the International Maritime Summit on Crew Changes hosted by the UK yesterday, government representatives from 12 countries express their appreciation to seafarers and pledge to urgently resolve issues that have arisen due to the COVID-19 pandemic and crew changes.

Costa Cruises: 200 Indonesian crew members repatriated from Manila

Jul 10, 2020

200 Indonesian crew members from the Costa Cruises ships anchored off the coast of Manila bay were repatriated yesterday evening.

Crew Member Opinion: When will cruising get back to normal?

Jul 07, 2020

Every question about the damage done by the coronavirus and when things will get back to normal for the cruise industry will be hard to answer. The following text is an honest opinion from a crew member sharing his thoughts about the future of cruising.

Crew Member Opinion: When will cruising get back to normal?

Jul 07, 2020

MSC Cruises implements health and safety operational protocol

Jul 07, 2020

After setting up an inter-functional task force composed of in-house experts in the sectors of medical services, public health and sanitation, hotel services, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), on-board engineering systems and technology IT and logistics, MSC Cruises also made use of the support of a group of experts from Aspen Medical to further implement its health and safety protocol.

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